WORLD PRESS FREEDOM CONFERENCE 2020

December 09-10, 2020 – Online
The Kingdom of the Netherlands and UNESCO will host the World Press Freedom Conference next year. The event will take place entirely online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

CALL FOR PROPOSAL: MEDIA FREEDOM AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Deadline: 20/01/2021
Grant The European Commission (EC) has launched a call for proposals for Media Freedom and Investigative Journalism. This Call combines three references in the European Parliament’s budgetary remarks for 2020: Action 1 – Pilot Project: A Europe-wide response mechanism for violations of press and media freedom. Action 2 – Preparatory Action: Cross-border investigative journalism fund. Action 3 – Pilot Project: Supporting investigative journalism and media freedom in the EU.

SAFETY AND INDEPENDENCE OF JOURNALISM

October 20, 2020 – Online
In advance of the Second Global Conference on Media Freedom, the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria, the Embassy of Canada in Austria, the British Embassy in Austria, the International Press Institute, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe/Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media invite you to join an online event to discuss media freedom and COVID-19.

SOUTHERN MOVEMENT MEDIA FUND (ROUND 2) – UNITED STATES

Deadline: 23 October, 2020
Grant Press On is accepting applications for its Southern Movement Media Fund (Round 2), to provide much needed resources to Southern media makers and journalists practicing movement journalism for working alongside their communities, with each other, and with movement partners, to co-create the conditions needed for a quality life.

THE IJ4EU IMPACT AWARD

Deadline: 08/11/2020
Grant With a pot of cash prizes totalling €15,000, the IJ4EU Impact Award celebrates the best investigative journalism carried out by teams collaborating across borders in European Union member states and EU candidate countries. Nominations for the inaugural awards opened on Tuesday, 6 October 2020. An independent jury will select three collaborative, transnational investigations for three prizes, each worth €5,000. The winners will be announced at IJ4EU’s UNCOVERED Conference in early 2021.

UNITED NATIONS DEMOCRACY FUND PROJECT PROPOSAL GUIDELINES 15TH ROUND OF FUNDING

Deadline: 01/12/2020
Grant UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. In this Round, UNDEF particularly welcomes projects that address challenges to civic space and democracy as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

OSCE: CALL FOR PROPOSAL FOR IMPACT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Deadline: 31/10/2020
Grant The aim of the #SAIFE project is to develop policy recommendations on the most effective ways to safeguard freedom of expression and media pluralism, when deploying AI. Funded initiatives must support RFoM’s #SAIFE project on the impact of AI on freedom of expression, as well as the overall mandate to safeguard media freedom and freedom of expression across the 57 OSCE participating States.

APPLY NOW FOR THE LIVINGSTON AWARDS FOR YOUNG JOURNALISTS – UNITED STATES

Deadline: 01/02/2021
Grant The Livingston Awards invites print, online, video, audio and data visualization entries. Prizes of $10,000 will be presented in three categories: local, national and international reporting. There is no entry fee. Prize money is paid directly to the journalists, not the media organization.

WORLD BANK FUNDING AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

Journalists worldwide are facing increasing restrictions and reprisals for reporting on the COVID-19 emergency responses that the World Bank is supporting, what does this mean to the World Bank’s commitment to stakeholder engagement and public participation? Join a panel of journalists and media professionals on October 8, 2020, at 14:00 – 15:30 BST to discuss this topic and more.

CHEVENING AFRICA MEDIA FREEDOM FELLOWSHIP: APPLY NOW!

Deadline: 03 November 2020
Grant Applications are open for The Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) that aimed at mid-senior level African professionals with demonstrable leadership skills in their fields, which may include public servants working in areas of media policy and regulatory frameworks, or media professionals such as journalists.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR PRESERVING AND PROTECTING MEDIA FREEDOM AND PLURALISM (SERBIA)

Deadline: 08 October 2020
Grant The Novi Sad School of Journalism has opened a call for project proposals aimed at strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs) to contribute to preserving and protecting media freedom and pluralism in the Western Balkans. The call for proposals is open to civil society organizations in Serbia dealing with media, education, human rights and gender equality programs. Priority will be given to projects in which there is a partnership with other civil society organisations.

GLOBAL INTERNET FREEDOM DIGITAL SAFETY ADVISOR

Deadline: Ongoing
Job Vacancy The Technical Expert/Senior Advisor for Digital Safety will serve in a key leadership position in the Global Internet Freedom initiative, providing high-level guidance and support to the Chief of Party and a global Consortium of partners, as well as coordinating and driving the achievement of global digital safety objectives.

LEGAL AID FOR JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA – TOOLS AND RESOURCES

In an increasingly hostile media environment, lack of funding has resulted in a diminished appetite for legal cases on the part of media houses and newsrooms, leaving journalists high and dry when it comes to legal protection. In response to this, GFMD has compiled a list of pro bono legal resources and tools to help journalists and media organisations in need of legal counsel.

#HOLDTHELINE COALITION CALLS FOR CRIMINAL TAX CHARGE TO BE DROPPED AS MARIA RESSA RETURNS TO COURT

The #HoldTheLine Coalition, a collective of 78 civil society and journalism organisations, demands the Philippines authorities drop a barrage of bogus tax and foreign ownership cases against internationally celebrated journalist Maria Ressa and Rappler – the news organisation she founded.